The Baltimore Fire Department announced Wednesday that Ian Brennan, who has served as the press secretary for the mayor, will take over as its public information officer.
Brennan, a North Baltimore resident, is replacing long time public information officer Kevin Cartwright who retired earlier this year.
"I am excited that Mr. Brennan is joining our team," Chief James Clack said in a news release. "His public communications experience will be an asset as we work to further reduce fire deaths and improve public safety throughout Baltimore."
Brennan, who has worked in Baltimore since 2006, has also worked in the administrations of former New Jersey governors James McGreevy, Richard Codey and John Corzine, as well as in the office of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.
"It is an honor to join Chief Clack and his team as they work to make Baltimore a safer city," Brennan said. "This is also a great opportunity to advance Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s vision of growing the city by 10,000 families within the decade."